A great reflexology based foot massage will leave your feet and spirit freshly refurbished. Going to an expert practitioner, who has mastered these massage techniques, is a good remedy for total well being beyond your feet. Foot reflexology is a type alternative therapy based on the idea that there are “zones” or reflex areas on feet that correspond with all of the glands, organs, parts and systems found inside or on the body.
According to the idea of reflexology, applying pressure to these points using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques results in a reduction of stress in the body. This reduction of stress is said to promote many positive physiological changes that can heal a number of ailments. Although much of the research on reflexology has been criticized or cited as insubstantial, thousands of years of tradition and reports of success speak rather loudly. If there are alternative treatments to treating more than a dozen health conditions affecting various parts of the body, isn’t it worth getting a foot massage or two? After that, you can decide for yourself. Now, let’s look a bit more into which benefits reflexology has been repeatedly linked to over the years.
Benefits of Reflexology
Nerve Function: Reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nervous endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity. Neural pathways are like muscles, so it is good to work them once in a while to keep them sharp.
Energy Levels: By aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body.
Circulation: One of the most well-known and verified benefits of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively.
Relaxation: Specific stimulation of neural pathways increases the free-flowing neural activity resulting in a more relaxed, calm state in the body and mind. In this same vein, reflexology is commonly used to treat sleep disorders by getting the body back to its normal, healthy Circadian rhythms.
Migraines and Headaches: Reflexology is primarily used by many people as a method of eliminating pain. Since stress and psychological factors often manifest in the physical symptoms of a migraine, this is actually one of the most popular applications of reflexology.
Toxin Removal: Reflexology has been shown to improve bladder function and thus enabling a more efficient system of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances.
Nervous System Stimulation: Reflexology arouses neural pathways and can benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. Not only will the brain be able to handle inputs more effectively, but our physical reactions will be faster, our memory will be boosted, and generally, our entire brain will simply work better.
Speeds Healing: The combination of increased nerve activity and circulation, as well as the more balanced functioning of the metabolism, means that cells re-grow faster and wounds are able to heal faster.